all my games stutter every 60 seconds in sli mode. i've tried reinstalling xp64, swapping the video card slots, reinstalling drivers you name it, i've probably tried it.
strange thing is, it sometimes works fine but i don't know what i did to get it that way. i have a 3 monitor setup, and if i'd first enable sli to the monitor in the slot other then my main monitor, hit ok, then give sli to my main monitor i get no stutters.
these stutters happen ever 60 seconds like clockwork. my fps would go from stable, to 0-30 for about a second. very annoying, and i even think that i'm not getting the best performance when it's stuck in this mode.
i simply unplug the dvi cable from the video card of the secondary monitor when playing games. the 2nd card, it doesn't seem to matter if the monitor stays plugged in.
is this a psu issue? it's not a bad psu, maybe i need to clean it ..
any further help much appreciated, thanks again weehamish for your patience.
edit: just to add, if i plug the monitor i remove back in, i get the stutters. to me this does seem like a power issue, but it could also be the pci-e slot or the video card. will wait for an expert answer.
i didn't get the pause freeze stutter, however you want to call it every 60 seconds
i'm leaning towards a power problem like you said weehamish. only way for me to confirm is to try with another power supply.
just again for the record, with these cards you can't be in sli mode while having all three monitors enabled. it's either disable sli to have all of the monitors running, or enable sli for your primary monitor.
when i enable sli for my primary monitor i get these stutters in-game every 60 seconds, and it's happening while watching movies on my desktop etc.. the solution to stop the stutters is i'll have to unplug the monitor next to my primary from the vga (1), the stutters go away. my question now is (trying to trouble shoot what's causing it) if the psu is causing the stutters, or my cards are just getting old?
thanks again guys for the responses, this has been rattling my brain for a few months now.